Peace Studies: Inspiration, Objectives, Achievement

Peace Studies: Inspiration, Objectives, Achievement

Johan Galtung February 15, 2021 The 1987 Right Livelihood Award Acceptance Speech  Peace appeals to the hearts; studies to the brain. Both are needed, indeed indispensable. But equally indispensable is a valid link between brain and heart. The history of peace studies is, of course, a collective story, and it did not start in the […]

Goodbye Peace…Online book project you may follow

Goodbye Peace…Online book project you may follow

By Jan Oberg January 13, 2021 Welcome to my worldmoires – a word I have invented for the occasion. It means writing about my life in the perspective of global affairs and trends that have influenced my work and myself since I was born in the middle of the preceding century.  And the occasion? I’m approaching the […]

📌 BREAKING: TFF Statement – “Convert Military Expenditures To Global Problem-Solving”

📌 BREAKING: TFF Statement – “Convert Military Expenditures To Global Problem-Solving”

The TFF Global Conversion Campaign StatementPlease sign!Together with millions of voices, yours does make a difference. Please ask your friends to sign it too… In Danish here See also Jan Oberg’s Prime Minister speech on the Corona as a security policy crisis which was made in support of this campaign. Lund, Sweden – December 10, […]

Jan Oberg’s Prime Minister Speech on the Corona crisis

Jan Oberg’s Prime Minister Speech on the Corona crisis

Or your government leader’s Coronavirus speech that was never given. Do not believe the future will be better before you hear leaders say something like this… The speech can be seen as part of TFF’s Campaign “Convert Military Expenditures to Global Problem-Solving”. January 1, 2021 See and listen to the speech by clicking on Vimeo […]

🇩🇰 TFF Deklarationen “Omstil militære udgifter til global problemløsning”

🇩🇰 TFF Deklarationen “Omstil militære udgifter til global problemløsning”

Lund, Sverige – 22. december, 2020 Deklarationen for TFFs Globale Omstillings-kampagne Vær rar at skrive på!Sammen med millioner kan du gør en forskel. Og bed dine familie og venner om at skrive på den også (længst nede). Hvis du ikke vil læse hele deklarationen, så læs blot denne korte udgave og gå ned til “Jeg […]

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

“Crystal Opalescent” by Jan Oberg 2020 Jan Oberg October 8, 2020 The discourse about, or for, peace has mostly disappeared over the last 2-3 decades. It applies to research (and its non-governmental funding possibilities), to politics in general and to the media.  In foreign and security politics, the intellectual level is now such that it […]

Sverige kan försvaras utan våld

Sverige kan försvaras utan våld

Erni & Ola Friholt TFF Associates och Fredsrörelsen på Orust 5:e oktober 2020 Sedan urminnes tider anses försvar bestå av motvåld mot en erövrare eller ockupant. Och våldet har fungerat till priset av ett stort antal döda, betecknade som hjältar och hjältinnor, som offrat sina liv för de efterlevandes frihet. Med det moderna bekväma livet […]

Education for peace and geopolitics

Education for peace and geopolitics

Johan GaltungTFF Associate July 20, 2020 60 years of peace theory and peace practice can be summarized in:                                                 EQUITY x HARMONY                              PEACE =   ——————————-                                                 TRAUMA x CONFLICT Four theory foci, four policy tasks, and four education topics. Any true education should prepare for practice, guided by general theory. Moving from denominator right […]

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

Pulling down statues may make us feel good but will not eliminate the root causes of racism and discrimination Farhang JahanpourTFF Associate June 23, 2020 Part Two – Part 1 here The protests to the cruel killing of George Floyd and many others before him and even some after him have not remained confined to […]

Pandemics: Lessons looking back from 2050

Pandemics: Lessons looking back from 2050

Fritjof Capra and Hazel Henderson April 3, 2020 Imagine, it is the year 2050 and we are looking back to the origin and evolution of the coronavirus pandemic over the last three decades.  Extrapolating from recent events, we offer the following scenario for such a view from the future. As we move into the second […]

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